Calvin Klein Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW 2012
The idea of real strength was the central theme for Francisco Costa and his fall collection for Calvin Klein. The designer was inspired by Bauhaus and the Bauhaus woman of the 1920s. The result was subtle with clothes in ultra-feminine silhouettes starting with a black wool mohair A-line coat cinched at the waist with a wide silver belt. Another example came with the cropped burnt-orange cashmere sweater worn over a matching shift dress.
Costa used thick wools for coats, but also for some dresses, which looked a bit heavy. Better were the black dresses mixed with leather, sometimes it was just an insert, another time is was the back, or a skirt. The overall effect was powerful, but the clothes also had a softer side: ladylike and charming, even with a Fifties couture touch.